Another Jane Eyre adaption staring Ciaran Hinds & Samantha Morton.
A movie that’s watched and forgotten, all 108 minutes. I watched it because I like the Jane Eyre story. But this did nothing for me. There was lots cut out. Ciaran Hinds completely misinterpreted Mr Rochester and turned him into a gruff, wild unlovable man. To use the words of Jane Austen’s Mr Knightley, it was ‘badly done indeed!’ Granted, Samantha Morton was a suitable Jane. And it’s nice to see both Captain Wentworths in the same movie (Ciaran Hinds & Rupert Penry-Jones), but even that was not enough to rescue this film.
Some scenes made me cringe. What kind of kiss was that between Jane and Rochester? *sigh* Writing this review is giving me deja-vu of writing my review for Persuasion 2007 about that also cringe worthy kiss, and it has the same effect in both movies…. it just ruins it!
The scenery is nice to look at, and the sound track is decent.
While lots of details were left out, you think what they left in could at least be accurate. *sign again* For example, Jane did not tell St John her real name when she got there…
All in all, it’s not the best. I’ve watched this once, and that’s all. What are your thoughts on this adaption? Share below.